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Clement T. Malan letter

 Collection — Folder: S922
Identifier: S0922

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a letter from Clement T. Malan, State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Indiana ranging from circa 1941-1947 protesting a federally controlled school system under National Youth Administration.


  • circa 1941-1947

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Clement T. Malan was from Terre Haute, Indiana and served as Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction from March 15, 1941 to March 15, 1947. Malan was against the NYA continuing after The Great Depression was over, as he felt that it was "exploiting the boys nad girls of our nation."

Historical Note

The National Youth Administration (NYA) provided work and education for Americans between ages 19-25 during the Great Depression. High school and college youth were paid between $6.00-$40.00 a month for work study projects at their schools, and others were paid between $10.00$-25.00 a month for part time work that included job training. From 1935-1939 the NYA operated under the Work Progress Administration (WPA), then was transferred to the Federal Security Agency, to the War Manpower Commission in 1942, and ended completely in 1943.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/10/03 by Danielle Adams. EAD finding aid created 2014/10/03 by Danielle Adams.
Clement T. Malan letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.